Tigers stun 'Canes

Published 4:11 am Wednesday, February 4, 2009

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
Keenan Pride blocked a Flomaton 3-pointer with just seconds to play Monday night to preserve a late T.R. Miller comeback win over the Hurricanes.
Down 43-40 with 3:41 left to play in the game, the Tigers used a 6-0 run to go ahead 46-43 with 42 seconds left to play and then Derrick Riley hit two free throws with 14.9 seconds left to play to give the Tigers a three-point lead to win 48-47 and improve to 4-15 and head into the area tournament after the final regular season game.
T.R. Miller led 13-12 after the first quarter, but trailed 23-19 at the half after an 11-6 Flomaton run in the second quarter.
The Tigers cut the lead to 39-36 in the third quarter after a 17-16 advantage in the quarter and then outscored Flomaton 12-8 in the fourth to win by one.
Terez Lane led the Tigers with 19 points, and Justin Payne finished with seven points.
Riley finished with six points, all in the fourth quarter, and Pride finished with six points.
Corey Redfearn totaled four points along with Joe McCorvey, and Anthony Herbert added two points in the win.
After getting the three-point lead after Riley's free throws, the Tigers held Flomaton on offense and got the rebound. But on the ensuing inbound pass for the Tigers, things changed.
After the block, Flomaton got the rebound and got a two-point basket to cut the lead to 48-47, but time expired and T.R. Miller hung on for the win.
Edge said the Tigers played better in the second half than they did in the first.
T.R. Miller will travel to Butler on Friday for the area tournament at Choctaw County High School.
The Tigers finished with the No. 2 seed in the area and will take on No. 3 seed Cottage Hill at 5 p.m.
If the Tigers win, they will play for the area championship on Monday back in Butler against the Choctaw County-Bayside winner. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
The T.R. Miller varsity Tigers fell to 3-15 recently with a road loss to Atmore in overtime 69-71 and a 61-34 loss to Monroe County at home on Friday.
Atmore 71, T.R. Miller 69 OT
After watching the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers claim an overtime win over the Escambia County Lady Blue Devils, the T.R. Miller boys saw themselves in an overtime game with the Blue Devils, but fell by two points, 71-69.
Down by two points at 57-55 and 14 seconds left, the Tigers got the ball up the court after a Blue Devil free throw and Terez Lane added a Tiger layup to tie the game ay 57-57 and send the game into overtime.
In overtime, the Tigers built an early lead and went ahead by four, but two turnovers gave Atmore a two-point lead.
With five seconds to go the Tigers couldn't inbound the ball clean and lost in overtime.
T.R. Miller lead 13-4 after the first quarter, but had their lead cut to 28-24 at the half after a 20-15 run for the Blue Devils in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Atmore claimed a 45-39 lead with a 21-11 outscoring, but the Tigers tied the game in the fourth quarter with a 20-14 run in the fourth.
The Tigers were outscored 12-10 in overtime to fall by two points.
Corey Redfearn led with 16 points and Justin Payne had14. Terez Lane added 10 points along with Keenan Pride.
Matt Lane chipped in six points and Joe McCorvey added four points.
MCHS 61, T.R. Miller 34
The Tigers fell to 3-15 after a 27-point loss to Monroe County Friday at home.
The Tigers trailed 19-4 after the first quarter and 31-11 at the half with a 12-7 scoring advantage for Monroe County in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Monroe pushed their lead to 41-21 as both team scored 10-points each.
In the fourth quarter, Monroe County held a 20-13 lead to win 61-34.
Redfearn  had 11 points while Terez Lane had seven and Derrick Riley had six.

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